Coal Miner Alpha to Seek Chapter 11

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Alpha Natural Resources is expected to file for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection early Monday to cut its more than $3 billion debt load.

How Whipsawing Grain Prices Are Affecting ADM, Cargill

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Several of the largest agribusiness companies are set to announce quarterly results, providing insight into how whipsawing grain prices are affecting the farm economy.

KKR Founder Jerome Kohlberg Dies

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Jerome Kohlberg, a co-founder of private-equity giant KKR & Co. and an architect of the industry’s leveraged-buyout model, has died. He was 90.

KKR Founder Jerome Kohlberg Dies

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Jerome Kohlberg, a co-founder of private-equity giant KKR & Co. and an architect of the industry’s leveraged-buyout model, has died. He was 90.

One of Citadel's China Accounts Suspended

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U.S.-based hedge fund Citadel said trading in one of the accounts it manages in China has been suspended, as regulators there battle a steep slide in stock prices.

Drones Are Put on a Leash

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The commercial promise of drones has been limited by their short battery lives and propensity for flying off. Now some companies believe they have a solution: tie the drones to the ground with tethers hundreds of feet long.

Police Arrest Ex-Head of Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox

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Japanese police arrested Mark Karpelès, the head of collapsed bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, alleging that he manipulated the company’s computer system to increase the balance in an account.

Virtual Reality Isn't Just About Games

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Virtual reality is going to be much bigger, much more compelling, and much less trivial than what its earliest adopters have so far envisioned, says Keywords columnist Christopher Mims.

'China's Airbnb' Raises $300 Million in Funding Round

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Tujia.com raised $300 million in its latest funding round, underscoring strong investor demand for Chinese startups despite volatility in the country’s domestic stock market.

Proxy Firm Georgeson Under Investigation

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Georgeson, a proxy-solicitation firm, is being investigated by federal prosecutors as part of the government’s increased focus on the illegal trading of confidential company information.

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